What piece of legislation was passed that gave President Johnson authority to protect U.S. forces in Vietnam?

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What piece of legislation was passed that gave President Johnson authority to protect U.S. forces in Vietnam?

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The Tonkin Gulf Resolution (officially, Asia Resolution, Public Law 88-408) was a joint resolution which the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964 in response to a sea battle between the North Vietnamese Navy's Torpedo Squadron 135.

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